Darrel J. Aubertine's Press releases

Historic Agreement Reached Between New York Power Authority and North Country Officials

MASSENA (June 2, 2010) - New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel today was joined by several North Country officials at a ceremony marking the signing of an historic agreement to provide some of the most significant economic development benefits to the region in recent history. The agreement calls for the Power Authority to provide $16 million and 20 megawatts (MW) of low-cost hydropower for economic development purposes throughout St. Lawrence County.

June 2, 2010
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June Is Dairy Month: Farming, A Family Tradition

 

NY Milk Important for Healthy Families, Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Vital to a Strong Economy

June 2, 2010
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Col. David J. Clark Inducted in Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame

 

Aubertine: Col. Clark’s distinguished military service, community involvement make him stand out

June 1, 2010
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Senate Acts to Keep Parks & Historic Sites Open

 

Lawmakers forge agreement with Governor to fund full operation of parks, historic sites

ALBANY (May 28, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today joined his colleagues in passing legislation (S.7988) that will ensure our state’s parks and historic sites are fully operational for families across New York State to enjoy this summer and as an attraction for tourists in need of goods and services from our local businesses.

May 28, 2010
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Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Fallen Fort Drum Soldiers

Aubertine: Recognizing those who have made ultimate sacrifice honors all in armed service

May 26, 2010
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Aubertine Holds Bipartisan Roundtable on Legislation Intended to Limit New York’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

Meeting expands dialogue with business groups to better gauge bill’s impact and effectiveness

May 26, 2010
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Senate Honors Muriel Allerton as 2010 Woman of Distinction

 

Sen. Aubertine: Former Fulton Mayor’s five decades of service make her stand out for state honor

May 25, 2010
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Senate Acts to Guarantee St. Lawrence County Voice within NYPA

Bill passed Monday would guarantee St. Lawrence, Niagara County Seats on Board of Trustees

May 21, 2010
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Power for Jobs Extended Two Weeks In the Absence of a Three-Way Agreement

 

Sens. Aubertine, Maziarz, Gov release new plan to make program permanent, focus on Upstate

ALBANY (May 18, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today voted to extend Power for Jobs until June 2, which will keep the program in place for employers statewide saving around 250,000 jobs while negotiations on a final bill continue. The Assembly proposed this extender in the absence of a position in that house on Power for Jobs.

May 18, 2010
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Aubertine: Reconstituted Farmworker Bill Skirts Process to the Detriment of Farmers, Farm Workers, Consumers

 

ALBANY (May 12, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that with the reintroduction of the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act, which is identical but for cosmetic changes to the bill defeated in the Agriculture Committee last month, he will as chair of the committee fight any attempt to subvert the legislative process that the previous bill went through.

May 12, 2010
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Aubertine UTV Bill Passes Senate

 

Bill redefines ATV in state law to make side-by-side vehicles legal up to 1,500lbs

ALBANY (May 12, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed by a 52-9 vote legislation sponsored by Sen. Aubertine (S.4277) that would allow all-terrain vehicle riders to legally register and ride utility trail vehicles on trail systems throughout the state.

May 12, 2010
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Pamelia Woman Named NYS Senior Citizen of the Year

 

Dorothy Austin recognized by Senate for her tireless work, advocacy on behalf of fellow seniors

May 5, 2010
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Senate Acts Quickly to Pass New ‘Power for Jobs’ Program

 

Economic Benefit Power Program to be streamlined and permanent with more power available

New program builds on past success retaining jobs to create new jobs and economic growth

May 5, 2010
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Energy Committee Moves Economic Development Power Program

 

Successor to Power for Jobs, creates permanent program to maximize job retention, creation

May 3, 2010
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Aubertine UTV Bill Moves Out of Committee

 

Bill would redefine ATV in state law to make side-by-side vehicles legal up to 1,500lbs

ALBANY (April 27, 2010)—The New York State Senate Transportation Committee today moved legislation sponsored by Sen. Aubertine (S.4277) that would allow all-terrain vehicle riders to legally register and ride side-by-side ATVs on trail systems throughout the state.

The committee voted 16-1, meaning the bill—which has an Assembly sponsor—will be eligible for consideration soon on the Senate floor.

April 27, 2010
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Aubertine: I Love NY Promos Should Include Agriculture

Senate passes legislation to include information on agriculture businesses in state promotions

April 26, 2010
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Farmers Applaud Ag Committee Vote on Labor Bill

 

Farmers thank Sen. Aubertine for his leadership working with the committee to ‘do the right thing’

April 21, 2010
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Ag Committee Votes Up Mandate Relief, Down Farm Labor Act

 

Aubertine: Today’s votes are votes in support of farmers, farm workers and consumers in NY

 

April 20, 2010
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Aubertine, Colleagues Call for Conference Committees

 

Lawmakers ask Assembly Speaker and Senate Leader to get the open process started,

Senators call on the minority conferences to provide policy alternatives in lieu of just saying “No”

April 14, 2010
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Aubertine Bill Promotes Food Donations to Charities, Protects Restaurants, Farms From Worrisome Liability

Senate votes unanimously to pass food donation bill that limits liability for good faith donations

April 8, 2010
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